Tinnitus study signals new advance in understanding link between exposure to loud sounds and hearing loss

Tinnitus study signals new advance in understanding link

between exposure to loud sounds and hearing loss

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Leicester research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory

signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve

“This new study is particularly important because it allows us to understand the pathway from exposure to loud sound leading to the hearing loss. We now have a better idea about the mechanisms behind the auditory signals failing to get transmitted accurately from the cochlea to the brain. Consequently, targeting myelin and promoting its repair after exposure to loud sound could be proven effective in noise induced hearing loss.”

Dr Hamann added that getting to dissect the cellular mechanisms underlying hearing loss is likely to bring a very significant healthcare benefit to a wide population.”

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